17.4 Small geographic area characteristics and cancer risk

Figure 17.3 Adjusted relative risks (with 95% confidence intervals) of ovarian cancer by socio-economic characteristics of geographic area of residence


The risk of ovarian cancer was similar in NI and RoI during 1995-2007, both with and without adjustment for socio-economic and population density factors (Figure 17.3).

Variation in ovarian cancer risk by area-based socio-economic characteristics and population density was minimal. However, women living in areas with unemployment of between 4.8% and 6.2% (quintile 3) had a 9% elevated risk of this cancer.

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